La Residence

‘Vineyard Views and Mountain Backdrops’

La Residence is situated at the heart of a private 30-acre estate in the picturesque town of Franschhoek; a haven for wine lovers, filled with boutique wineries and old family-owned wine farms. Private wine and cheese tasting sessions can be arranged and the hotel provides complimentary transfers into the town centre. At the estate you may spend your time cycling past the vineyards and plum orchards or simply admiring them from the cool infinity pool. Relaxing moments can also be found indoors as you receive a treatment at the spa or curl up with a book in the warm and inviting library. Dining takes place in a room reminiscent to that of a grand manor hall, where you can savour a seasonal menu with a heavy emphasis on the use of regional produce; accompanied of course by fine South African wines. Individually-styled rooms are appointed with plush furnishings, carefully-selected antiques and art pieces; showcasing views of the scenic mountains from a private balcony or veranda.

A lavish breakfast buffet or hot menu is available in the morning. Lunch at the restaurant is a casual affair, placing an emphasis on light and tasty seasonal food. The hotel prides itself on the use of regional produce and enjoys serving traditional game such as springbok, local fish and free-range poultry. The restaurant’s dining area is reminiscent of a grand manor hall, appointed with sparkling chandeliers, black and white flooring and fireplaces; al fresco seating is also available for summer meals. A seasonal and flavourful menu uses the best local ingredients as well as produce from the hotel’s own kitchen garden, and is of course complimented by fine South African wines.
Chef's Table
You can take part in a personalised cookery demonstration with the chef at the restaurant’s beautiful marble table. The chef will prepare your dinner course-by-course, whilst you watch and ask any questions you like.

• Swimming pool
• Bicycles


The following excursions are available on request, at an additional fee.

• Private wine and cheese tasting
• Horseback tours of wine farms
• Horse-drawn carriage ride
• Fishing
• Golf
• Quad-biking
• Paragliding
• Hot-air ballooning

• Fitness room
• Library
• Laundry service included
• Transfers into the town of Franschhoek

The Luxury Franschhoek Spa at La Residence

The spa features two in-house therapists but also uses a network of highly-qualified therapists to deliver massages and beauty treatments. Signature treatments include the Swedish Massage, which is specifically designed to relax muscles and stimulate circulation – ideal after a long flight, as well as the Deep Tissue Massage which aims to ease stiff necks and lower back tightness. Treatments can be enjoyed in the open-air Tea House during the warmer months. Spa facilities include an air-conditioned double treatment room.

La Residence welcomes families with children aged 10 years and over and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

• Family accommodation in Villas

• Children’s menus available

Children’s activities:
• Cupcake baking
• Pizza making
• Painting
• Playstation

• Babysitting service available
• Additional fee required


La Residence is located in the picturesque town of Franschhoek, home to more than 40 wine estates as well as points of interest such as the Huguenot Monument and Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. Cape Town International Airport is situated around a one hour drive away.

Nearby attractions include:
• Haute Cabriere
• Franschhoek Pass
• Huguenot Monument
• Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve